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Selected Vital Statistics for 2017 and 2013-2017

Buncombe County

Item Total White, Non-Hispanic Black, Non-Hispanic Hispanic
Number 2017 Rate* 2017 Rate* 13-17 Number 2017 Rate* 2017 Rate* 13-17 Number 2017 Rate* 2017 Rate* 13-17 Number 2017 Rate* 2017 Rate* 13-17
Population
Total 257,607 100.0 100.0 218,226 100.0 100.0 17,126 100.0 100.0 17,065 100.0 100.0
Males 123,523 48.0 48.0 104,052 47.7 47.7 8,354 48.8 49.0 8,652 50.7 51.2
Females 134,084 52.0 52.0 114,174 52.3 52.3 8,772 51.2 51.0 8,413 49.3 48.8
Natural Increase -361 -1.4 -0.1 -702 -3.2 -1.7 24 1.4 1.9 274 16.1 16.5
Live Births
Total 2,392 9.3 10.2 1,857 8.5 9.4 181 10.6 12.0 295 17.3 18.0
Males 1,244 4.8 5.2 964 4.4 4.9 101 5.9 6.3 152 8.9 9.0
Females 1,148 4.5 5.0 893 4.1 4.6 80 4.7 5.7 143 8.4 9.0
Attendant
Physician (MD & DO) 2,157 90.2 89.9 1,654 89.1 89.1 173 95.6 94.7 275 93.2 91.3
Certified Nurse Midwife 188 7.9 7.6 157 8.5 7.9 8 4.4 4.7 19 6.4 7.5
Other Attendant 47 2.0 2.5 46 2.5 3.0 0 0.0 0.6 1 0.3 1.2
Place of Delivery
In Hospital 2,274 95.1 97.0 1,747 94.1 96.5 179 98.9 99.4 290 98.3 98.8
Home Birth 47 2.0 2.2 46 2.5 2.7 0 0.0 0.3 1 0.3 0.8
Other 71 3.0 0.7 64 3.4 0.8 2 1.1 0.3 4 1.4 0.3
Low Birthweight 210 8.8 8.4 153 8.2 8.0 27 14.9 15.0 25 8.5 6.2
Unmarried Mother 888 37.1 38.0 567 30.5 31.3 147 81.2 82.7 160 54.2 54.1
Mother Smoked 262 11.0 6.3 225 12.1 6.9 28 15.5 7.5 5 1.7 1.7
C-Section 710 29.7 29.7 549 29.6 29.6 66 36.5 36.2 76 25.8 25.9
Occurrence
Total 4,119 3.4 3.4 3,373 5.1 5.0 219 0.7 0.8 420 2.3 2.1
To Residents 2,257 54.8 59.1 1,746 51.8 56.0 175 79.9 81.6 281 66.9 73.9
Fetal and Infant Mortality
Perinatal Deaths 19 7.9 9.6 16 8.6 9.4 0 0.0 15.6 3 10.1 8.2
Fetal Deaths 14 5.8 5.6 12 6.4 5.6 0 0.0 8.8 2 6.7 4.1
Neonatal (Under 28 Days) 5 2.1 4.0 4 2.2 3.8 0 0.0 6.9 1 3.4 4.1
Postneonatal (28 Days - 1 Year) 6 2.5 2.3 4 2.2 1.3 2 11.0 12.9 0 0.0 2.1
Infant Deaths (Under 1 Year) 11 4.6 6.4 8 4.3 5.1 2 11.0 19.6 1 3.4 6.2
Deaths (Excluding Fetals)
Total 2,753 10.7 10.2 2,559 11.7 11.1 157 9.2 10.1 21 1.2 1.5
Males 1,398 11.3 10.5 1,296 12.5 11.4 82 9.8 10.6 13 1.5 1.5
Females 1,355 10.1 10.0 1,263 11.1 10.8 75 8.5 9.6 8 1.0 1.4
Age
00-04 Years 11 0.8 1.4 8 0.8 1.2 2 1.7 3.6 1 0.6 1.2
05-14 Years 3 0.1 0.1 3 0.1 0.1 0 0.0 0.2 0 0.0 0.2
15-24 Years 25 0.9 0.9 19 0.8 1.0 5 2.0 1.2 1 0.4 0.4
25-34 Years 65 1.8 1.3 58 1.9 1.3 3 1.3 1.8 3 1.1 0.8
35-44 Years 83 2.4 2.0 77 2.7 2.1 3 1.5 2.5 2 0.7 0.6
45-54 Years 131 3.9 4.4 116 4.0 4.5 12 5.8 6.6 1 0.6 1.1
55-64 Years 336 9.3 9.0 297 9.2 8.7 32 14.9 15.2 5 5.3 3.9
65 and Over 2,099 42.0 42.1 1,981 42.7 42.2 100 43.9 51.5 8 11.5 19.3
Place of Death
Hospital 460 16.7 18.8 420 16.4 18.0 33 21.0 27.3 4 19.0 23.7
Other Institution 1,610 58.5 55.8 1,499 58.6 56.4 93 59.2 50.5 8 38.1 46.6
Home or Non-Institution 683 24.8 25.4 640 25.0 25.6 31 19.7 22.2 9 42.9 29.7
Occurrence
Total 3,752 4.0 3.9 3,484 4.9 4.7 189 1.0 1.1 37 2.5 2.6
To Residents 2,545 67.8 68.1 2,363 67.8 67.7 148 78.3 81.3 20 54.1 67.9

*See definitions and formulas section


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